Irenaeus of Lyon (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Irenaeus is remembered for his work in helping the church to preserve the faith handed on by the apostles and to defend it when it was attacked. In this simply written and beautifully illustrated book, Simonetta Carr shows young readers the difficulties the early church faced and how Irenaeus taught Christians to discern truth from error by listening to the Bible. To Christians, the lessons Irenaeus taught are as important today as they were in his time.
Sometimes it's hard to find high-quality biographies written at a level that appeals to children. These beautifully illustrated hardcover books were written specifically with young readers in mind, but I suspect adults will enjoy these, too. They present a good mixture of story with history, in a simple and straightforward style, with pictures on almost every page. In each of them, you'll read through the subject's life, from his childhood (with some background on the context of current events) to his conversion and ministry to his death and legacy. While not all of them are about reformers per se, I can see these books as being a welcome addition to a study on the Reformation, since each person could be viewed as related to that period in some way. Approx. 62-64 pgs. each, hc. - Chad